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OSAKA — It has been nearly a year since “Knock” Yokoyama resigned as Osaka’s governor and was charged with molesting a female campaign aide, for which he was given an 18-month suspended prison term finalized in August.

But although his downfall was to some extent attributed to public anger, which played a key role in the prosecutors’ decision to indict him, some soul-searching regarding the way the case was handled is now going on among those who supported the victim.

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